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Steven Adams shakes his own hand after Byron Mullens snubs him (VIDEO)

Nov 22, 2013, 11:10 AM EDT

Byron Mullens is frustrated and falling out of the Clippers rotation — he played less than five minutes against the Thunder on Thursday night. The reason is when he is on the court the Clippers’ defensive numbers are a disaster. Can’t really fault Doc Rivers there.

But Mullens was on the court at the end of Los Angeles’ loss to OKC Thursday. As the final seconds tick off Thunder rookie Steven Adams tries to shake his hand and… watch what happens near the free throw line.

If you want to see that enlarged, we have an Instagram.

The “good game” handshakes leaving the court are pretty common now and if a star player blows them off — LeBron James and Andre Iguodala come to mind as recent guys — some people climb all over them online for their lack of sportsmanship.

Personally, I like how Adams handles this.

  1. jcmeyer10 - Nov 22, 2013 at 11:26 AM

    I laughed at that, “you really doing this?” look before he slaps his own hand.

  2. mp4philly - Nov 22, 2013 at 11:28 AM

    Iguodala is a star???

    • timberwolvesbrisin - Nov 22, 2013 at 11:31 AM


      • stadix093 - Nov 22, 2013 at 11:49 AM

        I’d say he is a star. Not a superstar like Curry but he’s a star.

  3. jolink653 - Nov 22, 2013 at 1:00 PM

    I like how he just took it all in stride and just congratulated himself with a hearty handshake

    • sportsfan18 - Nov 22, 2013 at 7:59 PM

      Kid is playing better than almost everyone thought he would. So many said he was a project (and he is) but he is playing better more quickly than about everyone thought.

      No, he isn’t tearing it up, but he’s playing better than teams and executives thought he would this early.

      Good sense of humor too obviously.

  4. moseskkim - Nov 22, 2013 at 1:13 PM

    haha there is obviously some disagreement with iguodala being a star or not. good player yes. star? no. i think of it like this. you would KNOW if hes a star. hes a role player on his own team and hes a very versatile player but hes not a star. there would be so many stars in the NBA if iggy and fringe stars were all considered stars.

    • pbtunpaidwriter - Nov 22, 2013 at 3:40 PM

      Iguodala’s definitely a star, but I think you’re mixing up star with superstar. There’s only a handful of stars in the league but many stars.

      Is he in the same class as Lebron? No way. But he’s a star without a doubt.

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